“Drag Race” is a reality TV series that is best known for its humorous concept. Puns fly in the air during each series, where the room is filled with people, including RuPaul, Judges, and celebrity guests.
Jokes are told and repeated throughout the show by contestants, and it is an avenue where people get their favorite comeback and savagery lines that can perfectly fit in almost every situation.
The pun-oriented series makes people forget their worries by subjecting them to continuous laughter after hearing hilarious lines. Some contestants have comebacks stored in their heads to use as pun weapons anytime.
RuPaul once said in an episode that he has a list of favorite comebacks that remains stuck in his head all the time. He said that they work perfectly in numerous situations. Read on to find out his favorite comebacks.
The ‘Drag Race’ Television Show
“Drag Race” is an American reality/competition television show directed by Nick Murray, presented by RuPaul, and produced by World of Wonder. The show has currently aired 13 seasons with a total of 175 episodes.
The series is the first of the “Drag Race” franchise, and it features judges like RuPaul, Santino Rice, Ross Matthews, Michelle Visage, and Carson Kressley. Its first original release was on February 2, 2009. Some other shows in the “Drag Race” franchise include; “Drag U,” “Drag Race All Stars,” “Drag Race UK,” “Drag Race Down Under,” and “Secret Celebrity Drag Race.”
Contestants are tested with different challenges each week, and there is a panel of judges tasked with giving comments on their performances throughout the contest. After weekly eliminations, a winner emerges at the end of each season.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” has won multiple awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program. It also had a series of nominations from numerous award shows.
Participants audition for limited space to participate in the show, and the chosen ones are selected to compete against each other. Every episode ends with eliminating one contestant till the end of the season when a winner emerges.
RuPaul Talks About His Favorite Comebacks
RuPaul was on The Graham Norton Show alongside guests Helen Mirren and Jack Whitehall, where he spoke about banter games during the competitions. There have been so many hilarious episodes that the show’s host found it difficult to recall past clap-backs.
However, he noted that he has some favorite comebacks for every banter situation he finds himself in. One of them is, “I will be the judge of that.” He said that he loves saying it all the time, and it fits into different scenarios.
For example, if someone is telling you to do something in a particular manner, you can utter that line to tell them that you are good enough to handle it. RuPaul discussed the importance of having these lines in your head all the time.
Another favorite line of his is “Thanks for the warning.” He said having this short line in your head can save you from public embarrassment. It helps you out when you don’t have anything to say.
Another one that is his all-time favorite is “I don’t see how any of that is your business.” He said that it’s a funny line to say, but at the same time, it might sound rude because it’s not something you would expect someone to say in some situations.
The Show’s Hosts Love The ‘Snatch Game’
Of all the games the contestants have to face in a single season, one of the best is ‘Snatch Game.’
The host specifically loves the challenge because of its intelligent comebacks. The game has also become a fan-favorite over the years.
In this game, the competitors are allowed to impersonate celebrities. The main aim is to make your impersonation so funny that the host begins to laugh hard.
Of course, so many people have made RuPaul laugh from impersonations but also, he has been unimpressed by some people’s performances. Some of the best performances came from Maggie Smith and Mae West.
Graham Norton Is Part Of The ‘Drag Race UK’ Panel
Norton is a recurring judge on “Drag Race UK,” one of the “Drag Race” shows.
Norton had a banter game with the show’s host, and it was aired on the show. During the game, he replied to RuPaul with a comeback line he had not heard before.
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The line was from Lucille Ball. According to Norton, he said if Ball was at a dinner party and someone came back from the restroom, she would say, “Tell her to her face.”
RuPaul was surprised to hear that from Norton, but it would not be surprising if he updated his list of special comebacks with this one.